Award-winning theater vocalist coming to Lone Tree Arts Center

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 10/3/17

“Simply Broadway” will be Brian Stokes Mitchell’s program title when the singer appears in concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. His award-winning career includes favorites such as “Man of La …

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Award-winning theater vocalist coming to Lone Tree Arts Center

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“Simply Broadway” will be Brian Stokes Mitchell’s program title when the singer appears in concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. His award-winning career includes favorites such as “Man of La Mancha” and “Kiss Me Kate” on Broadway, as well as film and television appearances, a place in the Theatre Hall of Fame and more than 20 albums. Tickets: 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Japanese baskets

“Against the Grain: Japanese Baskets of Mayumi Tsukuda” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Outnumbered Gallery, 5654 S. Prince St., Littleton. The exhibit runs through October. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Go to outnumberedgallery.com.

History Camp reminder

History Camp starts at 9 a.m. Oct. 7 at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood. Speakers on many historic topics: ghost towns, Native Americans, the world wars, General Iron Works in Englewood and much more, plus breakfast and lunch. At press time, the event was heading toward sold-out status; to register, go to historycamp.org.

Goodbye Trammells

We are saddened to learn of the deaths of Vickey and Jim Trammell in recent months. Both were popular faculty members at Arapahoe Community College. They offered naturalist training at Chatfield Arboretum and elsewhere and were longtime Littleton Garden Club members as well as lecturers in the community.

`13 the Musical’

Miscast’s “Killer Kids”: Evan Gibley, Kaden Hinkle, Hannah Katz, Darrow Klein, Hannah Meg Weintraub and Rylee Vogel, plus friends, will perform “13” the Musical by Jason Robert Brown, Dan Ellis and Robert Horn at 2 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Wolf Theatre, Denver Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Like “Miscast,” it’s a benefit for the Denver Actors Fund, which recently benefited from a performance of “Miscast” at Littleton Town Hall. (It provides aid to members of the local theater community who need help with medical expenses. To date, it has granted $128,617.) Tickets: ticketor.com/13themusicalforthedenveractorsfund.

Englewood Camera Club

The Englewood Camera Club will meet Oct. 10 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University, Centennial. (We have not yet received a speaker’s name.) The longstanding group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month and welcomes guests and new members. See englewoodcameraclub.net.

Parson and Parson

In “Counterpoints,” father and son Charles and Colin Parson will open an exhibit at the Museum Outdoor Arts where they respond and react to each other’s work, reflecting on forms found in today’s world. Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the MOA Indoor Gallery, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood (through Dec. 15). Outdoor sculptures will be displayed at Westlands Park, 5701 Quebec St., Greenwood Viillage (through Aug. 9, 2018.).

Jazz orchestra

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, directed by Art Bouton of Lone Tree, performs “West Coast Jazz” (music by Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, with vocals by Heidi Schmidt) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Tickets: $35/$28/$20. 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org.

Tesoro lectures

Tesoro Cultural Center resumes its free lectures on Colorado and Southwestern history: “The Apache Wars” (book) by Dr. Paul Hutton at 4 p.m. on Oct 28 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton; and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave., Denver. Register at: TesoroCulturalCenter.org, 303-839-1671. Also programmed: dinner/lecture at the Fort restaurant at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 ($68).

Autumn events

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14, the Harvest Festival will be held at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Bring a wagon to haul a pumpkin home from the 1860s farm (pay by size and weight). Enjoy free activities as you visit the farm’s animals. Refreshments. 303-795-3950. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, the Pumpkin Festival will be held at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Pumpkins from the farm for sale, rides and other activities. $8/$7/$4, free 2 and under. (Discounted Corn Maze tickets: Maze open through Oct. 29, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. $9-$14, free under 2.)

`Dracula’ ballet

Colorado Ballet presents “Dracula,” choreographed by Michael Pink, Oct. 6-15 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, 14th and Champa streets in downtown Denver. Tickets: coloradoballet.org.

`The Foreigner’

Arvada Center’s Black Box Theater season opens Oct. 13 with Larry Shue’s comical “The Foreigner,” which runs through Nov. 18. Geoffrey Kent is director. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. The Arvada Center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org.

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